The conference ‘A Role for Citizens and Civil Society in Development Cooperation’ within the project WTD – Working Together for Development took place in Budapest, Hungary, on 8 July.
The event was organised by CEECN and aimed at providing information and build capacity for its members, as well as sharing best practices among the partners of WTD. Around 40 participants from 15 countries attended the conference.
During the day, the role of local NGOs in the new members states in development cooperation was discussed, with contributions by TRIALOG and the EPAN working group of CONCORD. Mini-grant projects implemented within WTD were presented. The Historical evolution of the concept of aid was analysed by Dr Tetenyi, from Corvinus University in Budapest.